Big Oil Sponsors on display at Canada’s most iconic museum

As the Canadian Museum of History prepares for its busiest season ever, community members held an alternative exhibit to put the institution’s dirty sponsor on display. A blog post by Atiya Jaffar.

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Community members took advantage of a busy Saturday morning at the Museum of History to put the institution’s dirty sponsor on display. Photo Credit: Gab D’Astous
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Photo Credit: Gab D’Astous

CAPP’s fingerprints are all over climate disasters.

For years, CAPP has spent millions of dollars on misleading the public on climate change on TV, print and online advertising — even in our schools. And to take it further, CAPP has viciously opposed legislative action on climate change at provincial and federal levels. This leaves the lobby group’s fingerprints all over climate disasters like last Spring’s wildfires in Fort McMurray.

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Photo Credit: Gab D’Astous

CAPP wants to expand the tar sands at all costs

Scientists have been clear that in order to stop the deadliest impacts of climate change, we must keep the majority of the world’s fossil fuels in the ground. Yet, by advocating for the expansion of the tar sands and massive pipelines, like Kinder Morgan and Keystone XL, CAPP’s mission is to make sure that Canada does the exact opposite.

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Photo Credit: Gab D’Astous

CAPP pushes an agenda that violates Indigenous rights.

CAPP has pushed forward energy projects responsible for some of the most egregious violations against Indigenous peoples in recent history.

CAPP stands on the wrong side of history — the museum doesn’t have to.

The main point that the demonstrators were trying to hammer home this weekend is that CAPP has staked its claim on the wrong side of history — but the Museum of History’s CEO Mark O’Neill can choose the right side by cutting the institution’s ties to this dirty sponsor.

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